Last month we discovered that Pearl and Earl were nominated in 4 categories for the 2014 Natwest Venus Awards. Dubbed “The Working Womens Oscars” they are a national award recognising Women in Business – and are probably the most well known.
So last Thursday we were invited to a networking ‘do’ where they were to announce the regional Semi-Finalists. Whilst coiffing a glass of Rose on a lovely Summers evening we were both surprised and excited to be whittled down from 1000’s of entries to be in the final 5 companies in all of our 4 categories. So now we are heading off to the regional Semi-Finals in July to see if we can make it through to the Grand Finale in November.
The last few years have been a roller coaster of the good, bad and the downright ugly as we have endeavoured to build our Brand as well as bring up 2 small children and deal with all those things that life insists on throwing at you. So moments like this are truly treasured by each and every one of our very small team at Pearl and Earl.
As part of the process we were asked to make a couple of videos to gather votes for the public categories and it was a very strange experience stepping out from behind my keyboard to speak out loud about what we do. I had to miss the professional session – as it clashed with my childrens Sports Day. So armed with an i-phone and a candlestick (to balance it on) we made own own videos in our studio and edited them on imovie (God bless Apple for making this easier for us). They are our first – so please be kind. We will send the link when they are complete!
Whether we make it through or not – we are sincerely happy to have been recognised thus far. The awards we are up for are:
- Small Business
- Online and Technology
- Business Mother
- Customer Service
We will let you know how we get on, thanks to all our customers and friends of the brand thus far … x